Phorage, Culver City

Jen: Our friend Marisa who turned us onto Top Round strikes and scores once again—she alerted us that a hip new pho place (Phorage) serving OX TAIL PHO had opened in the old Chego space on Overland/Palms. It was strangely chilly in LA this weekend, and so I had a perfectly timed craving for soup noodles….

Copenhagen Pastry, Culver City

Jen: Copenhagen Pastry creates some of the finest baked goods in Los Angeles—their recipes boast a delicate, light dough with subtle but satisfying flavors. This contemporary bake shop truly brings a slice of Copenhagen to Culver City, as the proprietors, owner Karen Hansen and consultant Henrik Gram, are both of Danish heritage. I am not a fan of…

Top Round Roast Beef, Mid-City

Jen: Our friend that thought of the idea for this blog, Marisa, was a vegetarian up until about a year ago. Trusting our adventurous, novelty seeking palates, she asked us to go with her and try her first roast beef ever at the recently debuted Top Round Roast Beef, a 1950’s style drive-in diner meant…

Barnyard, Venice

David: I remember when this space used to be a super dingy breakfast spot for venice locals and beachgoers who only had a few bucks to spend. Not great memories of that place, the food was barely edible. But that has all changed. Walking up to Barnyard felt like Abbott Kinney spilled over toward the boardwalk…